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Headword: Ὄχημα
Adler number: omicron,1043
Translated headword: conveyance
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A term applicable] not solely to a chariot. Aristophanes [writes]: "and will this not be rightly so, when I mounted on a dung-beetle's conveyance and saved the Greeks."[1] And elsewhere Aristophanes [writes]: "now is this not an insult and a great conceit that I, Dionysos son of Winejug, am walking and toiling, but him [the slave Xanthias] I let ride, in order that he is not distressed, nor even carrying a burden?"[2]
Greek Original:
Ὄχημα: οὐκ ἐπὶ ἅρματος μόνου. Ἀριστοφάνης: οὐκοῦν δικαίως, ὅστις εἰς ὄχημα κανθάρου ἐπιβὰς ἔσωσα τοὺς Ἕλληνας. καὶ αὖθις Ἀριστοφάνης: εἶτ' οὐχ ὕβρις ταῦτ' ἐστι καὶ πολλὴ τρυφή, ὅτ' ἐγὼ μὲν υἱὸς ὢν Σταμνίου Διόνυσος βαδίζω καὶ πονῶ: τοῦτον δ' ὀχῶ, ἵνα μὴ ταλαιπωροῖτο, μηδ' ἄχθος φέροι;
Notes:
cf. generally omicron 1040, omicron 1041.
[1] Aristophanes, Peace 865-867 (web address 1), with scholion.
[2] Aristophanes, Frogs 21-24 (web address 2); cf. upsilon 18.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; stagecraft; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 June 2010@08:24:46.
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